Appleton, WI (October 25, 2005)–Christ The Rock Community Church recently changed its monitor system under the guidance of Scott Tomashek, technical services director at Christ the Rock, who felt a monitor system upgrade was necessary due to difficulty with training volunteers to understand the concept of monitor mixing with their current setup. As part of the rearranging, the system gained Aviom’s Pro16 Monitor Mixing System.
“The musicians were spending valuable rehearsal time on long sound checks, yet were not happy with the results,” commented Tomashek. “We first considered upgrading just the monitor console, which would provide more individual mixes, but realized the cost was much more than expected. By going with the Aviom system, we were able to save a good amount of money.”
Christ The Rock Community also upgraded its audio snake and personal monitors. In addition, 54 channels of Whirlwind three-way split were installed with the direct output of the split going to the front-of-house board. The first isolated output feeds the recording board while the second isolated output goes into a patch bay designed specifically for the Aviom system. The 16-channel AN-16/i-M microphone pre-amp module accepts a direct feed from any stage input via the patch bay. With a second patch bay in place at the stage rack, Tomashek can feed audio from the Aviom Personal Mixers either into the personal monitors or direct them into amplifiers and wedges.
“The worship teams and guest performers really love the ability to save their mixes,” said Tomashek. “The musicians are able to easily control it. There was a team that was here two weekends in a row, did all their settings in one weekend and saved it all on the Aviom system. They came back for a rehearsal on a Thursday night, we plugged it in and they were ready to go. They just hit recall and the sound check was completed in four minutes.”